HNTB senior project manager Ted Mekuria named to VICA board of directors

Transportation expert brings industry experience to San Fernando Valley

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 13, 2021) – Ted Mekuria, senior project manager for HNTB Corporation, has been named to the Valley Industry & Commerce Association’s board of directors for 2021. With input and guidance from its members, VICA maintains a regular presence at all levels of government to represent San Fernando Valley businesses effectively. He joins distinguished members from various Southern California public agencies and businesses.

“We congratulate Ted on his new leadership role with VICA,” said Wayne Feuerborn, HNTB West Division president. “With his extensive industry experience, he is well-positioned to help guide VICA in shaping and advancing policy that increases the vitality of the San Fernando Valley business community.”

Mekuria has two decades of engineering consulting experience in transportation planning and design for public and private clients and has completed major transportation projects in the Los Angeles area. He joined HNTB in 2019 and serves as the City of Los Angeles client service lead. As senior project manager, he is involved in every aspect of the project lifecycle, from data collection and design, to management, and on-time project delivery.

“As a longtime Valley resident, I am honored to serve in this capacity within this important organization,” said Mekuria. “VICA has been a critical business partner for HNTB and has continued to advocate for the transportation industry.”

VICA is widely considered one of the most influential business advocacy organizations in Southern California. With its knowledge of the legislative process and economic issues, VICA’s access to public officials ensures that the San Fernando Valley’s business perspective will be heard in the interest of improving our business climate and quality of life.